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Dr Fotini Diamantidaki
UCL Institute of Education, University College London
20 Bedford Way
Tel: 020 7911 5514
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  • Associate Professor
  • IOE - Culture, Communication & Media
  • UCL Institute of Education

Fotini Diamantidaki is an Associate Professor of Languages and Intercultural Communication at the UCL Institute of Education, University of London UK. She is a core member of the International Centre of Intercultural Studies and an Associate Member of the Applied Linguistics Centre at UCL IOE. She is also a member of the  Literature in Language Learning and Teaching group (LiLLT), part of the AILA Research Network and a collaborator for the UCL BiLingo project. She has extensive experience in language teacher education as a Languages PGCE tutor (2009-2021),  teacher of languages in London schools (2002-2008) and as an ongoing MA and doctoral supervisor. She has led various successful bids over the years with teaching languages in secondary schools. She also holds a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) from UCL IOE. 

She is the deputy programme leader for the MA in Intercultural Communication and Module leader for Language and Interculturality and for Intercultural Communication and the Foreign Language Classroom. She is the co-founder and joint chief editor of the International Journal of Education Innovation and Communication (JEICOM), Vice-president of research and academic affairs of Communication Institute of Greece and editorial board member of the Journal of Applied Learning and Teaching (JALT). Her two most recent books have initiated the debate on the teaching of Literature in the Modern Foreign Languages classroom and on issues in Mandarin teacher education.

Languages spoken/written: Greek, English, French, Spanish

Research Summary

Teacher education and pedagogy are fundamental strands to her research interests combined with intercultural education in the classroom and in higher education contexts. Her research interests include intercultural communication in language learning, creative ways of teaching including reading literature with the view to developing intercultural understanding and intercultural citizenship. The role of  internet and digital technologies can play with developing intercultural competence in learning experiences is also core. Issues in bilingualism, multilingualism and identity in international settings, is also part of her growing thinking in the field. 

Teaching Summary

She teaches on the MA Intercultural Communication and she is an MA and Doctoral supervisor 

Academic Background
2005   Doctorat Universite de Nice-Sophia Antipolis
2001   Master Universite de Nice-Sophia Antipolis
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